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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Whittier College Baseball team failed to keep Cal Lutheran from sweeping Saturday as they fell 5-1 and 7-4 in a doubleheader.
Whittier has now lost four in a row and eight of their last nine as they drop to 7-23, 3-12 SCIAC.
Game 1; L, 5-1
Alex Baez (Chino Hills, Calif.) got the start in game one and threw 6.0 strong innings giving up four earned runs on 11 hits but came away with his fifth loss on the season. The offense didn't give him any support in terms of runs as they stranded 10 hits, while bringing in one run, which came in the top half of the 1st.
The run coming in off the bat of Brandon Mulrooney (Placentia, Calif.) who singled to right field with two outs bringing in Nick Krska (Happy Valley, OR) who started the inning off with a single as well.
Game 2; L, 6-4
The Purple & Gold held a lead 4-0 through four innings in the second game. Michael Angulo (Sunnyvale, Calif.) drove in the first two in the top half of the first inning with a single to center that plated Mulrooney and Lamar.
In the 3rd they tacked on another two this time with Tanner Marcoe (Northridge, Calif.) and Charlie Mayfield (Placentia, Calif.) singling into left field but this lead was short-lived as CLU would storm back to add four themselves in the bottom half of the 5th that tied things.
The Kingsmen would go in front for the first time in the 7th with Jimmy Jauregui singling to center and that would be enough for the win as CLU would add insurance in the 8th as they would come from behind to win 7-4.
Justin Ushio (Mililani, HI) picked up the loss, his sixth on the season after going 6.1 innings giving up four runs on five hits.
Mulrooney finished 2-5 for the game with two runs scored. Angulo was 2-3 driving in two and Lama and Mayfield each picked up two hits apiece.
Whittier enters a three game series this weekend as they travel to Caltech on Friday, April 14 with game time set for 3:00pm before hosting the Beavers for a twin bill the next day, the 15 with first pitches slated for 11:00am and 2:00pm.